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New Brunswick Councilwoman Says Percentage of Vaccinated Residents is 'Much Higher' Than State Reports

June 7, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates have frequently included a list of cities with the lowest percentage of vaccinated residents.

One chart last month listing the cities with a population above 10,000 with under 50% vaccination rate showed that New Brunswick was tied with Phillipsburg in Warren County at the bottom. Each boasted a 36% vaccination rate – ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: About One in Six New Jerseyans Say They Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

The large number of Garden State residents getting vaccinated is a drastic change from the widespread vaccine ...

May 30 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 23,730 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 2 overnight and a total of 734 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported 887,527 total cases since last year, an increase of 221 overnight, with 23,537 COVID-19-related deaths in New ...

May 29 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 9 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Saturday reported 23,728 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 9 overnight and a total of 734 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported 887,306 total cases since last year, an increase of 190 overnight, with 23,531 COVID-19-related deaths in New Jersey ...

Gov. Murphy: Employers Can Allow Vaccinated Staff to Go Maskless, Bring Back Remote Workers

TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order.

The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum staffing levels in the workplace and allows employers to call back employees who have ...

New Brunswick's COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Lowest of Any City in NJ

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The number of city residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine continues to lag compared with other municipalities around the state, according to statistics released by Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health.

New Brunswick has the lowest vaccination rate among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, according to information released by the state ...

New Brunswick Leaders Respond to Lagging COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Hub City ranks among the bottom in the state’s list of municipalities when it comes to percentage of residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to state statistics, 25% of all residents have had one dose and !3% have been fully vaccinated.

These numbers come after a graphic displayed during Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 news update ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Franklin Parents Need to Know

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s recommendations, ...

Somerset County Announces 10 COVID Vaccination Clinics for this Week With All 3 Vaccines

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County has scheduled 10 open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus.

In addition to hosting clinics throughout the county, for the first time Somerset will be providing all three CDC approved vaccines after receiving its first allotment of ...

10 COVID Vaccination Clinics Set to Open Next Week, Two in Franklin

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is holding ten open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus. In addition to hosting clinics throughout the county, for the first time Somerset will be providing all three CDC approved vaccines after receiving its first allotment of Pfizer.

“The ...

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Atlantic Medical Group doses first patient in U.S. for new gene therapy for phenylketonuria

June 3, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2021 – A geneticist with Atlantic Health System’s physician network, Atlantic Medical Group, recently treated the first patient in the United States in a clinical trial with a genetic therapy developed by BioMarin, designed to help patients who are not able to metabolize phenylalanine, an amino acid found in nearly all proteins.

Darius Adams, MD, medical ...

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Council Says No to Legal Weed in Piscataway, For Now

June 13, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries.

The ban means medical and recreational cannabis establishments such as cultivators, ...

EBPD: Thieves Use Distractions to Rob Drivers

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has notified the public that a crew of thieves is operating in the local area. They watch unsuspecting shoppers or individuals withdrawing money from ATMs, then covertly slash a tire on their vehicle. Once the vehicle is disabled, they pretend to offer assistance. While appearing to render aid, a member of their crew will enter the ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

Council Says No to Legal Weed in Piscataway, For Now

June 13, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries.

The ban means medical and recreational cannabis establishments such as cultivators, ...

EBPD: Thieves Use Distractions to Rob Drivers

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has notified the public that a crew of thieves is operating in the local area. They watch unsuspecting shoppers or individuals withdrawing money from ATMs, then covertly slash a tire on their vehicle. Once the vehicle is disabled, they pretend to offer assistance. While appearing to render aid, a member of their crew will enter the ...

Tyrone Stackhouse Projects Performs on Somerville's Summer Stage

June 5, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live ...

Somerset County Real Estate Prices Soar 24% in April; Inventory Down

TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the market is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. 

“The numbers ...

Somerville Pauses to Reflect and Honor America's Veterans

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Proud veterans snapped to salute and joined residents and public officials on the hallowed grounds of New Cemetery on South Bridge Street to commemorate the nation's war dead and honor the service of those who defended the USA during a 40-minute Memorial Day service.

The American flag flew at half-staff as several hundred gathered in a semi-circle in front of the portable ...

Tyrone Stackhouse Projects Performs on Somerville's Summer Stage

June 5, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live ...

Somerset County Real Estate Prices Soar 24% in April; Inventory Down

TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the market is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. 

“The numbers ...